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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

The Medfly 'Through the Decades': Tune in to Hear Professor Carey on July 3

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember when scientists first detected the Mediterranean fruit fly in California? It was the early 1980s. The invasive insect, better known as the medfly (Ceratitis capitata), threatened the state's multi-billion-dollar fruit and vegetable industry,...

Best Sentence Collection: Stings Happen When Bees Are 'Aminated and Antagonistic'

An unusual image of a honey bee sting. Note the stinger embedded in the wrist and the honey bee pulling away, its abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Killer bees can pursue people for more than a quarter mile when they are animated and antagonistic and die once they sting since the stingers are located at their abdomen." Hmmm, run that by again? We've all written "please-let-me-do-this-over-again"...

Why We Want Our Bees to Be 'In the Pink!

Two honey bees nearly collide over this pink zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees are known to prefer yellow and blue flowers, but pink suits them just fine, too. Here's proof: Two honey bees nearly collide over a pink zinnia. Another honey bee burrows into a pink oxalis. A young honey bee takes a liking to a pink...

Posted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Worth Their Weight in Gold, Silver and Bronze...

This photo of a newly eclosed monarch won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When a story is worth its weight in gold, and a photo is worth its weight in silver and bronze...according to the judges... Two communicators based at the University of California, Davis, and affiliated with the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, won...

How Does Climate Change Affect Honey Bees?

A honey bee is coated with pollen as she forages in a blanketflower (Gallardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From horrible to bad. That's the consensus of the declining honey bee population in the United States. A newly released poll showed that our nation's beekeepers  lost an average of 21 percent of their colonies last winter, as compared to 27...

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